Role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic and peripancreatic lesions: is onsite cytopathology necessary?

@article{Cherian2010RoleOE,
  title={Role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic and peripancreatic lesions: is onsite cytopathology necessary?},
  author={Pradeep Thomas Cherian and Prasoon Mohan and Abdel Douiri and Philippe Tani{\`e}re and Rahul K Hejmadi and Brinder Singh Mahon},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={389-95}
}
OBJECTIVES The reported median diagnostic yield from endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is 78% (range 39-93%). The aim of this study is to describe a single-centre experience in the diagnostic work-up of solid pancreatic and peripancreatic masses without the benefit of an onsite cytopathologist. METHODS In a consecutive series of 429 EUS examinations performed over a 12-month period by a single operator, 108 were on non-cystic pancreatic or biliary lesions. Data… CONTINUE READING

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